TORONTO:  With claims of death of the much feared and dreaded Osama Bin Laden, has the game of hide and seek ended? Has the last chapter been finally closed, with the US President Obama himself taking the responsibility of confirming the authenticity of the news?

            If there are doubts in the mind of the people then it is natural. Gen Colin Powell too proudly and confidently made `authentic claims’, based on CIA and Pentagon documents, in the United Nations about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, which reportedly proved baseless and brought shame to whole American people and Colin Powell himself?

            Can we ever rely on and trust the US policymakers and media, which believes in Use and Abuse Policy and daringly and shamelessly fool, cheat and harm their own people and leaders?  

            My Dear Respected President Obama, out of excitement you have taken a very big responsibility and great risk. Perhaps, without realizing the consequences, you have blindly trusted the US policymakers and put your excellent credibility and shining political career at stake. Already, time and again attempts are made by some to tarnish Obama’s good image. He must remain vigilant. The enemies are both within and outside.   

            President Obama, I hope you don’t face the shame faced by Gen Colin Powell, which hurts him very much and pricks his conscience even now. It is good that he is still in his senses, realized and confessed the wrong done and had not committed suicide because of the pain he suffered as a result of bad deeds, decisions and policies of others.

            Once upon a time, some decades back, when America had no option and choice but to seek help and support of the Muslim World to challenge and crush USSR, Osama Bin Laden was a reality, super hero and Crown of CIA. Indeed, he helped defeat USSR, which was a great achievement. Can the Americans deny and forget this? Oh, I forgot, they can because of the Use and Abuse Policy.

            After the defeat of USSR, the main job was done for Americans. It was time to say good-bye to Osama and millions of his supporters, who were funded and trained by CIA as Taliban Fighters. Now the Taliban Fighters were jobless. America knew very well that they could be used by the Muslim World to build a very powerful force and give hard time to all those challenging Muslims.

            The Taliban Fighters had found a leader Gen Zia-ul Haq and were ready to follow him to fulfil his geographical dreams and make the Muslim World powerful. So after the USSR, America sensed that it was facing its own ally---the Muslim World, which had now become very strong and had its own vested interests.

            In 1988, President of Pakistan Gen Zia-ul-Haq, who was loved and followed by  millions of CIA funded and trained Taliban Fighters, was killed in a plane blast, allegedly credited to Americans, who are experts in performing such jobs and wanted to remove him from the scene.

            Now the Super Hero of America and CIA---Osama Bin Laden---became the most dreaded devil and terrorist on the earth because the millions of Taliban Fighters had started to follow him. He was considered an arch enemy of US vested interests

            So the fight between US and Osama started as a result of clash of vested interests. Along with Osama, the Taliban Fighters who supported him were labelled and hunted as terrorists because they started retaliating and hitting back at US vested interests.

            As a result of clash of vested interests of US and Osama, the Muslim World was targeted by both. Innocent Muslims suffered badly and are suffering even today. They are a victim of worst kind of terrorism in history of the world. Millions of innocent and helpless Muslims were killed and are being killed mercilessly.

            Osama was so many times found, hunted and killed by the US policymakers and media that it is hard to believe now, even if President Obama keeps convincing the world. The atmosphere of doubt prevails.

            The latest news and confirmation of Osama’s death is being taken by analyst and experts as a part of US strategic plans to achieve vested interests in South Asia. The several times dead Osama is allegedly being used as a bogey to achieve the vested interests.

            Something big and terrible is going to take place in the region. People of India, Pakistan and other small neighbouring countries are very confused, scared and fearing worst consequences. They are seeing massive death and destruction.

            The writing is on the wall. The reality is totally different from what we are seeing.  The main objective seems to be destruction of Pakistan Army and its internationally reputed intelligence agency ISI (Inter Services Intelligence), which gained great fame after its tremendous role in the defeat of the USSR and formation of the Taliban Fighters with the help of US, CIA and Pentagon.

            People of the South Asia region are fed up with the name and bogey of Osama and the prevailing terrorism. They hate terrorists and terrorism in any form and shape. They want to live in peace, but terrorism is making their lives miserable and hell. 

            They are cursing both US policymakers and the Taliban for making the region a battlefield in order to achieve their vested interests. Thousands are fleeing the region and taking refuge wherever they can. Millions of helpless ones are there to suffer and die.

            The name of several times found, hunted and killed Osama Bin Laden has become a real pain and headache for the world, particularly Muslims. Will the real Osama Bin Laden, if still alive, please come forward and surrender himself so that people could live and die in peace. This will put to an end once and for all the wild chase of Osama’s shadow and use of his name as a bogey. We have had enough of all this mess.

            Let’s all condemn terrorism in the strongest terms and stand up to fight this menace practically and effectively. We must support all those who are sincerely and honestly fighting terrorists. Terrorism should never be tolerated in any form.       

            ---Javed Zaheer (JAZA/JAYZEE/JZEE) is Free Expression Award Winner, Desi Idol Recognition Award Winner, Member/Honorary Director of NEPMCC, Veteran Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club, Member of The National Club and The Ontario Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The Ambassador’, ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan, Chairman, CANOPI, and Director, Canpak Camber of Commerce, is contributing purely on Voluntary and Honorary Basis in order to serve all people and communities. Contact: (416)696-0981/ Email: newsviews@hotmail.com. To read more JZ’s exclusive articles, please visit the following websites: www.nepmcc.ca and www.nationalethnicpress.com (Home Pages & Editorial Sections) and www.letstree.com (pressing needs section). Scan years from 2004 to 2010), www.pakistanabroad.ca (Issues) and www.caribbeanbusinessmagazine.ca.